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for the state's largest industry. how would you like to tell your boss, hey, i'm too tired to work today. that is a legitimate excuse to get out of work for the day. that is part of new rules to keep air traffic controllers awake. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for being here. new video of dominique strauss-kahn. look at him here smiling as he heads out for a night on the town with his wife. this was happening just hours after a judge released him from house arrest. the former head of the international monetary fund is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. there were problems with his accuser's testimony. we have susan candioti with more. >> reporter: prosecutors laid it
out for the court and defense. they turned up troubling lies by the maid. among them, her stories changes after strauss-kahn allegedly assaulted her in his hotel suite. she first waited in the hallway until the supervisor came. she admitted she cleaned another room and came back to the suite before reporting the incident. she reported a gang rape in a political asylum application. they said she told other lies they did not detail. the maid's attorney would have none of it. he made an impassioned defense of her integrity. >> the victim from day one has
described a violent sexual assault that dominique strauss-kahn committed against her. she has described that sexual assault many times to the prosecutors and to me. and she has never once changed a single thing about that account. >> reporter: her attorney also accused the d.a. of being afraid to go forward with the case. it is possible the felony charges will be dropped down the road. the d.a. says the case is not being dismissed right now. >> those credibility issues complicate the case. here is how sunny hostin describes the prosecution's concerns. >> the prosecution will have to put her on the witness stand to prove its case.
if you read the letter it sent to the defense team. it is clear she has made so many errors in judgment in terms of the stories that she has told that it would be very, very difficult to put her on the witness stand. she would not be able to withhold cross-examination. if there was a sexual assault here, this case is going nowhere. >> dominique strauss-kahn is due back in court july 18th. he could face deportation based on her story. good morning to atlanta, georgia. a nice look hereof hartsfield-jackson international airport. air traffic controllers getting new rules to keep them from falling asleep on the job. the scheduling guidelines will allow them to read or listen to the radio to keep them awake. only when there is not a lot of
air traffic. they can take sick days in they are too tired to work. this is all in response to several incidents to where controllers fell asleep in the tower. a man who flew across country without a ticket is in jail this morning. a judge refused to set bail for the suspect the stowaway was traveling from new york to los angeles using someone's else boarding pass. he then tried to board a plane from los angeles to atlanta using the same trick a few days later. congress member peter king has asked for an investigation. >> i would believe that the tsa has to implement new training programs and more inspections going on. having your people from the administration monitor what is happening. let's these employees know they
are being watched. we are talking about life and death here. we are not talking about somebody having a cup of coffee when no one is looking. you could have a plane full of people getting killed. >> king wants to know how the man got through several layers of security by using an expired college identification and boarding pass in someone else's name. maria shriver has officially filed for divorce from arnold schwarzenegger. the couple announced their separation after he admitted fathering a child with a household employee. they have been married for 25 years. closing arguments in the florida murder trial of casey anthony start tomorrow morning. court is off today. the prosecution wrapped up the rebuttal phase of the trial yesterday. casey anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter
caylee. she decided not to testify. a former police officer faces charges related to a 1957 murder case. police arrested 71-year-old jack mccullough. he is accused of kidnapping and killing 7-year-old maria rudolph 54 years ago. he was a suspect, but dropped out of the sight after changing his name and joining the military. and a new orleans driver is dead after ending upside down 12 feet in the air on top of a bus stop rooftop. police believe he was traveling pretty fast when the car flipped and went airborne. they say fatigue was the likely cause for the early-morning accident. it is a big holiday weekend. let's say good morning to reynolds wolf. a lot of people having this eyes
on the forecast. >> you have people heading to the beach. you want it to be nice and rain free. it will not be the case. we have a heat wave across the nation. strong storms across the great lakes. we will give you the full scoop coming up. thank you. we will see you in just a minute. georgia, alabama, arizona, tough immigration laws in those states and they are scaring off farm workers. one state thinks felony probationers could be the answer. >> offenders are just like you and i. they need employment to feed their families. this program is giving them an opportunity to do that. >> georgia is testing a program to send probationers to farms. this is just ahead. ♪
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this was the demonstration in downtown atlanta this week. you see these demonstrators here. they are protesting georgia's tough new immigration law. that law went into effect on friday. a judge has blocked a couple of key provisions of the law. for the most part, it did go into effect already. at this protest, as you see,
several were protested and they claim they are here illegally. you heard the chant. lawmakers hope the law will discourage people from coming to the state of georgia illegally. it may be working already. according to georgia's agriculture commissioner, that may be a problem. >> we had some people call and say, i have no workers. i had one-third of our normal crews that show up. they simply said they were not coming to georgia. i'm focused on trying to find a solution for georgia farmers and for american producers. >> georgia is trying to help farmers make up for a shortage of workers by connecting them with unemployed people. just one thing, these unemployed people also have criminal records.
ten hour days in 90 degree heat in july in south georgia. those are the work conditions and this is the work. the kind of work farmers say americans won't do and can't do. >> it takes skill to do this. you just come out and pull them off and that is the end of it. >> you have to know which ones to pick. the size and color. it takes a lot of skill to pick them and know which ones to harvest. >> for every worker from mexico you bring in, it would take home local workers to match the output of that worker? >> it would take at least three to four. >> robert dickey is a farmer. he is worried that the law is scaring away the skilled work force he depends on. dickey is also a state legislator. he voted for the
anti-immigration bill knowing full well it might hurt his family business. >> has there been a point you second guessed that vote? >> yes. absolutely. it will make some things more expensive in the state with the lack of work force. >> georgia farmers report they are 11,000 workers short this season. the state floated the idea of having felony probationers fill the jobs. some are already working on farms. >> we are not forcing anyone to take this type of labor. we are offering offenders to work where there is a great need. when we started out, it was the first couple of days which were rocky. you had offenders going into a difficult job. >> like dickey says, all peach pickers are not created equal.
with time and training, probationers will not be able to keep pace. >> you have tried in the past to have local workers out here. it did not go so well? >> it did not. they don't have the patience and the incentive to stay here and do the kind of job we need done. >> the workers you saw there on dickey's farm are here legally through a guest worker program. the probationers that we are talking about are working on two farms in georgia. a lot of people and i'll bring in reynolds here, if there is a legal way to do this and a federal guest worker program, why would they hire illegal workers? i'm going to explain this in 30 seconds. what it takes to get a georgia peach to your publix. the issue here, is for that to happen, the dickey farm had to go to mexico and find workers willing to come here.
they come back and fill out a stack of paper work. they submit that to the federal government. they send it in with fees as well. then they have to wait. if they approve it, you asked for 60 and you get 35. you have to go back to mexico and find the workers and get them visas and bus them from the border up to georgia where you have to provide housing for them for the next several months and insurance. you ask why people hire illegal workers? because that is easier to get this peach off the georgia tree picked by a mexican from southern mexico. that is part of the problem that needs to be corrected. a lot of people feel different ways about it. something needs to be done. >> way too much red tape. you have a job. you have something that needs to be performed and you have a skill set. you were talking about this. this is not something that is
easy. it takes a certain skill to be able to take this kind of fruit off the tree. >> i learned that. these guys can look at this peach in a matter of a second and that needs to be on the tree another two days. that was not ready until next week. you have to keep going. a local worker could do it, but the productivity goes so far down. you heard him say, i need three or four local workers, americans, to keep up with the skill and productivity of one mexican worker who has been doing it since he was a kid. we will continue to tackle that problem. >> give me that peach. we will talk about your holiday weather. a lot of people hoping for great sunshine for the barbecues and beaches. you may get absolutely neither. we will have that coming up. your forecast may be a peach where you live. more coming up. with less con loba ck pain. image live with less chronic osteoarthritis pain.
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a decade ago a fire happened and cleared out the vegetation. you have the ravines around the community that are filled up with all kinds of pine and conifer. a perfect opportunity to see this erupt. the firefighters are trying to keep that blaze away. very difficult time. the weather is not cooperating. it is dry and breezy in the afternoon. it will be a tremendous struggle. >> a rough holiday weekend. a lot of people thinking about the holiday here. i don't see anything here. it will be hot. >> it should be okay in a few places. boston up to 79 degrees. home of the boston red sox. it looks beautiful. if you are going out and about, it will be a great day. a great way to get things started. we zip our way down the coast. highs in new york, mid-80s. 90 in washington d.c.
94 in atlanta. 95 in albuquerque. 80 in san francisco. chicago at 92 degrees. chicago, you may get a few storms in the afternoon that might cool you down quickly. speaking of storms in chicago, let's show you the video we have from there. incredible lightning video hitting the tallest buildings in downtown. that is not far from wrigley field. we are going to see the possibility of that in chicago and perhaps over into cleveland and detroit. it could be a very tumultuos day. we could see some rainfall developing on the coast. the high temperatures in the southern california area are nice and warm. in los angeles, it is going up to 90 degrees.
enjoy that one. back to you, t.j. we appreciate you, reynolds. we will talk to him this morning. the prince of monaco has his wedding day today. after another wedding yesterday. we will explain that. was his new bride and princess-to-be almost a no show the way some media claimed this week? we are going there in the morning passport. unshe ♪ ♪ you makes me happy ♪ when skies are grey ♪ you'll never know, dear ♪ how much i love you ♪ please don't take my sunshine away ♪ [ male announcer ] as long as there are babies, they'll be chevy's to bring them home. ♪ 14 clubs. that's what they tell us a legal golf bag can hold.
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24 minutes past the hour now. time for the morning passport. let's say good to you. >> good morning. a wedding. >> a royal wedding. >> a very royal wedding in monaco. >> this is a big deal. >> this is a big deal. what happened this week is charlene wittstock is now the duchess. she is her serene highness. that is what they do in monaco. she is the serene highness.
she wasn't so serene. >> they were calling her the runway bride. >> she went to the airport in greece. some say they had to take away her passport. we don't know. her family was saying she went to paris to buy shoes. one can't blame her for being nervous. this is not a family that has a great history of marriage. let's look at albert's sister caroline who has been married three times. the second sister, stephanie has had two marriages and two divorces. she was married to an acrobat. she was married to her body guard. none of the marriages worked. there was a belief in the 13th century, there was a curse saying they would not have long or happy marriages. now we know that princess grace kelly had a very beautiful and happy marriage, but ended in
1982 prematurely when she was killed in a car accident. then there is albert's mistresses and his illegitimate children. there was a possibility of a third illegitimate child. we know one is 18 and one is about 8. is there a third one? we don't know. >> speculation she got cold feet. >> yes. >> it went off yesterday without a hitch. >> this is no duchess of cambridge. she is media shy. she is not as poised or comfortable in front of the cameras. she has had a lot of difficulty learning french. it will be interesting to see what transpires. the civil ceremony was yesterday. today is the church ceremony. let's hope that in her
georgio armani dress that she will have a happier marriage. >> olympic swimmer. they have been together for quite some time. it might take her a little longer to get used to the public life. we have to explain there was the smaller ceremony yesterday. today is the big shebang. >> today, people who are citizens of monaco have been invited to the $88 million wedding. >> my goodness. we will check in with you again. we will talk more as we expect live pictures coming up in a few hours. thank you as always. 27 minutes past the hour. the casey anthony murder trial has just about wrapped up. the case has most of the nation obsessed. we will take you back to the day it started and look at how the prosecution and defense have
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military targets. the same way you turned our house and offices and children, you turned them into military targets. we will treat you the same. eye for an eye. ear for an ear. a drop for a drop. a family for a family. a house for a house. a headquarter for a headquarter. if we decide to move to europe like locust and bees. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says gadhafi should put the interests of his people first and step down from power. return to michigan for a landmark decision. a ban on affirmative action has been overturned. in 2006, voters approved an amendment to the state constitution to ban affirmative action in college admissions and hiring. in a 2-1 decision this week, a federal appeals court struck that down. michigan's attorney general says
he will appeal that court ruling. also in michigan, the state government shutdown is changing the way some some 4th of july holiday plans. this is minnesota, not michigan. excuse me there. this is costing minnesota as much as $1 million from closed state parks. more than 20,000 state employees are laid off. it is the second time in years minnesota government has shutdown over stalled budget talks. 21 reported salmonella cases in five states prompting a company to recall alfalfa sprouts. four ounce and 16 ounce bags of sprouts from evergreen fresh sprouts are between june 22nd and july 14th. no deaths have been reported. and final arguments will
likely begin tomorrow in the casey anthony trial. she is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter two years ago. the courtroom drama started 30 days ago with what prosecutors call a lie about a nanny. here now are david mattingly. >> reporter: for the anthony family, deep pain for all to see. her mother, cindy. her father, george. >> i need to get through this. >> reporter: her brother, lee. >> they didn't want to include me. >> reporter: and casey herself at times unable to control her emotions. the case became a national obsession when caylee anthony disappeared in 2008. her mother, casey, partied unconcerned for a month until her mother called police and alerted them to a smell of possibly a dead body coming from casey's car. casey lied about caylee being
abducted by a nanny who did not exist while she worked at a job she did not have. >> no one else lied to their friends and family and to investigators. no one else benefitted from the death of caylee marie anthony. caylee's death allowed casey anthony to live the good life, for at least 31 days. >> reporter: prosecutors say casey drugged her daughter with chloroform and suffocated her with duct tape and dumped her body in a wooded swamp near her house. it was the story the defense attorneys tell that rocked the courtroom. >> casey was raised to lie. this child, at 8 years old, learned to lie immediately. she could be 13 years old, have her father's [ bleep ] in her mouth and then go to school and play with the other kids as if
nothing ever happened. >> reporter: the defense claims casey was sexually abused by her father and brother and told to lie when caylee drowned in the family pool. it was a cover up orchestrated by her father. the lurid allegations caused interests to soar. the people fought for seats in the courtroom. it brought out experts in decomposition and bugs. even a woman claiming to be george's mistress. now the only one not heard from is casey anthony herself. >> have you had ample time to discuss this matter with your attorneys? the pros and cons of testifying and not testifying? >> yes, sir. >> has anyone used any force or pressure in making you arrive at that decision?
>> no, sir. >> okay. and that decision is your decision freely and voluntarily? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: there will be no more testimony in this case. no more witnesses to call to the stand to testify. both sides are now stepping back to prepare their final arguments and begin speaking in front of the jury on sunday morning. after that time, the jury will have the final say in the fate of casey anthony. david mattingly, cnn, orlando. >> a lot of odd things happening in the trial. have you seen the video of a spectator in the courtroom. he was caught on camera making an obscene hand gesture during the trial. do you see him there? you see him do it on the sly. we have this blurred for you. the judge sentenced him to six days. he will appeal it. that is 28-year-old matthew bartlet flipping the bird in the court. the presiding judge heard about
it after it was on tv. now listen to the judge bring up the offender and ask some pretty tough questions. >> what is that symbol that you are projecting with your fingers? >> using my middle finger. i am sorry. >> what does that mean, sir? when you extend one's middle finger? >> the f-word to someone. >> what does it mean to you, sir? not to some, but to you? >> to use the f-word to someone. >> and who were you extending the finger to, sir? >> mr. ashton. >> and what was mr. ashton doing at that time, sir? >> i don't even know. >> court was in session, was it not? >> yes, it was.
>> now, listen to this, bartlet. it is spending the holiday weekend in jail. also his birthday in jail. he was born on the 4th of july in 1982. coming up, we are going on the road with reynolds wolf. >> this morning, we have many beautiful squares in savannah. i'm not sure what the name of this one happens to be. of course. it all makes sense. of course it does. >> of course. one tank, folks. one tank, one trip. right after the break, we will see just how far he can go. 5 gramof protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your
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we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. 40 minutes past the hour as reynolds wolf gets himself together there. >> getting myself together. that is a heck of a thing to try to do. >> reynolds is doing something for you. it is summertime. gas prices are high. money is low. plane tickets cost a lot. trying to get the family somewhere. this is a great service. >> we have hit a very rough economic patch. there is a way you can go out with yourselves and your family. it is amazing. when you take the roads, many people plug in the navagational device and they think it is a drag. the hidden gems you will find off the beaten path on america's
roadways. it is economical and fun. it teaches a lot about yourself and your country. we are starting a journey going from st. mary's, georgia to savannah. i am not going by myself. i have cnn photo journalist rick blackburn and alicia eggans. we have three friends and one tank of gas. let's hit the road. at our first stop on the trip on a tank is cumberland island, georgia. you have the sun and surf and island and the manatees. check those guys out. it is not just the animals. we have incredible ruins here. maggie tyler is here with us with the national park service. >> this was built in the 1890s. it burned in 1959 and became part of the park service in
1982. >> it has been around for a long time. let's go. let's just keep things in perspective. as we get one step closer to savannah, we will see all kinds of great things. it is not like we will see a giant submarine sticking out of the ground. let's be serious. i'm speechless. take a look at that. the uss george craft. nothing on this trip can top that. actually, it can. we are in woodbine, georgia. we found this. dead people's things for sale. rick, you want to stick around? all right.
let's get back in the car. breaker 1-9. the journey brings us to st. simons island, georgia. we see the carvings on the trees. these were to honor the sailors who lost their lives at sea. these things are creeping me out. we are out of here. we decide to take a small break at the smallest church in america. at first glimpse, shocker. it looks small. let's take a peek inside. watch your head there, rick. inside the tiny church, we have the tiny producer. she is 5'1". do you feel crowded? >> just right. >> right for her, but for me and rick, we are tall. we will move on to bigger stories like our big story.
we finally made it to our destination in savannah, georgia. now we have a look around. lets hop on the old town trolley. it is amazing what you will see when you are moving through this incredible city. beautiful stuff. denice is our driver. denice, what is the number one stop for people in savannah? >> the number one stop here in savannah is the park. >> there it is. the incredible fountain in the park. it has been a great trip. over 200 miles. one tank. one trip. we will see you next time down the road. >> so it can be done. you can see some of the weirdest
things america has to offer. we went 200 miles and saw six cities and saw freaky things. we spent $99 to fill up. we have gas. you look at the whole thing. gas is $100. ferry, $60. the trolley is $78. $237 for the trip. that does not include the hotel or the food. you can do something over the holidays and save money. >> did you take the truck down to the last drop of gas? were you running on fumes? >> we got the rubber band und underneath the car to get to the last spot. we will try to go to a few more places and show you the hidden
gems. there are creepy ones. smallest church in the world. you can go to cnn.com/travel. you can send us e-mail ideas of where you would like us to go. st. louis to kansas or chicago to st. louis. >> are you taking suggestions? >> absolutely. >> trip on one tank. we will talk to reynolds here throughout the morning as well. you know it took years to find boston mobster james "whitey" bulger, now it will take a fortune to bring him to justice. taxpayers are complaining already.
it an the alleged crime boss getting good treatment in police caught up with james bulger in california after 19 years on the run. the u.s. marshals service says the helicopter ride to the court appearance in boston cost $1,500. the ad targeting his girlfriend cost the fbi $50,000. the court appointed lawyer will run taxpayers $125 an hour. >> i can't believe that he has been called indigent. that is one thing i'm outraged. >> why not put him up in the ritz? >> bulger may be costing the government money, but merchadisiers are cashing in.
you can find hats and t-shirts and bulger has become a fixture on facebook and twitter. >> most people get a kick out of it. they are appreciate the humor that we are trying to bring to it. >> do we capitalize off of everything? obviously people will take advantage of it. >> if i was related or knew a victim, i would be upset by it. we are about 10 minutes to the top of the hour now. you have been there. you have been on a plane before and you felt like you had to fight for the armrest. maybe you were stuck with somebody who was chatty beside you. coming up, we have an airplane etiquette expert to tell you how to handle such situations.
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all right. we are about seven minutes before the top of the hour. before the break, we learned women pac 10 pairs of underwear for a seven-day vacation. that is according to a british online travel magazine. how many pairs would you guess that men pack? three. seven days. three pairs of underwear. that was the response. we should point out that almost half of the men surveyed said they would wash their three pairs of underwear or wear a swim suit most of the time. we don't know what the other half actually in that survey are doing. no matter how short the flight may be, listening to this on an airplane can be difficult.
[ baby crying ] >> we have all been there. the crying baby on the airplane. anyone now flying first class on malaysia air's jumbo jets will not be next to a crying baby. the airline has had the policy since 2004. they are extending to the airbus fleet. the ceo used twitter to explain why. translate that shorthand for you. they have many complaints from first class passengers that they spend money on first class and can't sleep due to crying infants. you saw the video earlier. what do you think? let me know on twitter. is that the policy for a first class seat?
some people don't mind crying pa babies. it is rude passengers. watch this public service announcement. >> you are hogging the armrest. >> we are all in this together. >> that woman is getting undr s undress undressed. >> hey kid kicking the seat? >> hey huge booger flicker? >> we're all in this together. la la la. >> do people actually clip their fingernails on the plane? if you find yourself sitting next to anyone like that what should you do? let's get some help from the assistant editor to "budget" magazine. he is here to help us understand what we should and shouldn't do on the airplane. nicholas, can we start with a crying baby on the plane?
there is nothing you can do about it. what should you do? keep it to yourself? is there a way you can say something to the parents of the crying child? >> i think ahead of time you have to go into a plane situation knowing you will have to give up a bit of comfort and luxury. you will be surrounded by different kinds of people. you have to go into it with extra patience that you would not afford to in your regular life. a good thing to do is be pro-active ahead of time before your kid has a chance to disrupt everyone. apologize in advance for a noisy situation that may transpire. >> if you are a passenger and you hear a baby crying, there is nothing you can do. the onus is on the parents? >> yes. if you are sitting around the baby and you are darting dirty looks, you should reassess yourself. >> people always fight over the
armrest. who gets it? >> i think people have a first come-first serve mentality f for armrests. all seats are not created equal. the guy in the middle is in the unlucky position of sitting in the middle. i like to give them the armrest. if you are on the window or aisle, you will havene armrest. give one to the middle. >> here is another key one. you need to use the restroom and you are sitting by the window and the person next to you is asleep. do you climb over them? >> those are the two choices. climbing over or waking them up. a quick apology is better than having them wake up mid straddle. that is never a good situation. remember in that situation, never pull on the headrests of the person in front of you. that is something people
mistakenly do. they want leverage and they reach for the headrest. >> that drives me crazy. nicholas, we teased this. what if the person next to you is chatty? they want to talk. how do you give them the clue you don't want to talk. >> give them non-verbal signals. put the ear buds back in. pick up your book or magazine. it shows you would rather be doing anything. >> nicholas, we appreciate you being here. i have plenty more here, but great talking to you. we will talk to you soon. a quick break. we will reset this for the top stories. ♪ my only sunshine ♪ you makes me happy
good morning. 7:00 here in atlanta, georgia. glad you are here. i have a question for you. is it okay to borrow from the 401(k)? most people will tell you no. we have somebody here that says go ahead and borrow. we will explain why. plus, how would you like to tell your boss, i'm too tired to work today. that is a legitimate excuse to get you out of work for the day. that is part of the new rules to keep air traffic controllers awake. thank you for being here. i'm t.j. holmes. let's start with new video. you see dominique strauss-kahn smiling as he heads out for a night on the town with his wife. hours before this scene, a judge released him from house arrest. he, of course, the former head of the international monetary fund who is accused of sexually
assaulting a new york hotel maid. there were problems with the accuser's testimony. susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: prosecutors laid it out for the judge in court and in a letter to the defense. they said they turned up troubling outright lies by the maid. among them, her story changed about where she was and what she did right after strauss-kahn allegedly assaulted her in his hotel suite. at first, she said she waited in the hallway until her supervisor came. she later admitted she cleaned another room and came back to dsk's suite. she lied about a gang rape in a political asylum application. she admitted faking information to the irs about her dependents and income. she told other lies they did not detail. the maid's attorney would have
none of it. he made an impassioned defense about her. he talked about the injuries she suffered during the alleged attack. >> the victim, from day one, has described a violent sexual assault that dominique strauss-kahn committed against her. she has described that sexual assault many times to the prosecutors and to me and she has never, once, changed a single thing about that account. >> reporter: now her attorney also accused the d.a. of being afraid to go forward with the case. the fact is it is possible the felony charges will be dropped down the road. the d.a. says the case is not being dismissed right now. >> thanks to susan candiotti.
air traffic controllers are getting new rules in an effort to keep them from falling asleep on the job. controllers are now allowed to read or listen to the radio to keep them awake, but only when there is not a lot of air traffic. they can take sick days if they are too tired to work. this is all in response to incidents this year where controllers fell asleep in the tower. a man who flew across counc country without a ticket appeared before a court yesterday. he traveled from new york to los angeles using someone else's boarding pass. he was let go. he tried to board a plane from los angeles to atlanta using the same trick. he was arrested that time. congress member peter king who chairs the homeland committee has asked for an investigation.
>> i believe the tsa has to implement new training programs and have more inspections going on. having people from the administration monitoring what is happening. let's these employees know they are being watched. this cannot be allowed to happen. we are talking about life and death. not somebody having a cup of coffee when no one is looking. you are talking about a plane full of people getting killed. >> king wants to know how the man was able to get through several layers of security. maria shriver has filed for divorce from arnold schwarzenegger. the papers were filed yesterday in los angeles superior court. the couple announced the separation back in may after he admitted to fathering a child with a household worker. closing arguments in the
florida murder trial of casey anthony start tomorrow morning. there is no court today. the prosecution wrapped up the rebuttal phase of the trial yesterday. casey anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. she did not testify in the trial. a michigan congress member, mccotter will run for the 2012 race. the five-term republican represents the areas of detroit. a former police officer faces charges related to a 1957 murder case. police arrested 71-year-old jack mccullough in his home in seattle. he is accused of kidnapping and killing maria rudolph when she was 7 years old. he changed his name and joined
the military after being released for questioning. a car ends up upside down on top of a bus stop building. police believe the man was traveling fast when the car flipped and went airborne. fatigue was the likely cause for the early-morning accident. for people living around los alamos, new mexico, it is a good sign that big wildfire is moving away from the city. we will tell you if the folks will be able to return anytime soon. let's say good morning to reynolds wolf who was out there covering the fires this week. >> great work by the men and women battling the fire. dry conditions can be expected there. along parts of the eastern seaboard, a chance of thunderstorms. nature's fireworks as we like to call them. guys, big holiday forecast coming up.
ten minutes past the hour on this cnn saturday morning. reynolds, you tell me what we are looking at here. >> what we are seeing here is a combination of a lot of things. the possibility of more fires popping up. you have foliage and the pondrosa pines and conifers out there. another thing you are seeing is poor weather conditions and strong winds in the afternoon helped push the flames. we can expect los alamos, the city will be saved.
>> 100,000 acres. >> starting last sunday. they believe the fire started due to a power line falling on private property. i can tell you phoenix's high will be 106. >> we deliver here. we had a viewer write in and say why don't you ever talk about phoenix? there you go. >> the number one reason why is because we have the great map. we don't have room for a lot of things. albuquerque takes up a lot of room on this map. the thing is, if we put phoenix here, i love the valley of the sun. i have been there many times. sometimes you don't have room for everything on the map. albuquerque -- if we took phoenix, people will say, you don't like a-town? what is wrong with you? we try to flip flop. in salt lake city, 94 degrees. chicago, the high is 92.
the thing about that, you may have thunderstorms pop up in the afternoon. when you have the rain-cooled air, there may be some issues. for new york and boston, highs in the 70s and 80s. 91 in washington d.c. 90 in tampa. to show you what you can expect in terms of the storms, you can expect them across the central plains. anyone traveling to the coast, the gulf coast, you can expect fairly nice conditions. if you don't mind the chance of scattered showers. a few of the places will experience the hot and hazy conditions. a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. as we zoom in the key locations, i'll show you mobile in the 90s. a slight chance of rain. water temperatures in the upper 80s. it will feel nice to you. miami and tampa showing highs in the 80s and 90s. a 50% chance of showers in the afternoon. water temperatures still cooler into the 80s.
savannah and hilton head look nice. more on that coming up. let's show you the shot of philadelphia. a great town. we have a nice forecast. maybe a pop-up thunderstorm in the afternoon. highs in the 80s. t.j., back to you. thank you. we are less than a week away from the end of an era. nasa gets ready to launch the last space shuttle flight. was the decades long program worth it? ♪ we need your questions ♪ each and every kind ♪ every kind ♪ will this react with my other medicine? ♪ ♪ hey, what are all these tests even for? ♪ ♪ questions are the answer ♪ yeah ♪ oh
we are six days away from the last scheduled launch of a nasa space shuttle launch. this is the 135th mission. atlantis is set to liftoff next week. we have more of the shuttle program. >> reporter: from the beginning, it was a marvelous machine. astronauts ventured out untethered. >> the trip took ten minutes. >> reporter: to captured and retrieve satellites dead in space. dangerous feats unheard of before shuttle. the great observatory hubble
with the ability to see galaxies. >> it has arrived. >> reporter: hubble was launched, repaired from shuttle. every major building block of the space station was carried up and assembled from shuttle. before becoming nasa's head man, charlie bolden was an astronaut. he flew four shuttle flights. >> i defy anybody. i will argue with my apollo comrades. the accomplishments and achievements. the abilities that have been developed. what we did in shuttle over 30 years dwarfed was was done in the apollo era. >> we can build boosters. there is no goal or mission. we are wandering in the desert in space today.
period. >> reporter: so why now? why call it quits now? from a time of the inception 40 years ago until the shuttles are retired, the program will have cost the american taxpayers just shy of $115 billion. that is less than $4 billion a year. a drop, if that, in the federal budget. still the problem is money. >> there is not enough money in nasa to continue the existing programs and start a new program at the same time. >> reporter: was it time? >> yes, it was time. it has been time for some time to phase out of shuttle and go back to exploration. >> reporter: whether you hated it or hailed it. whether you felt it a waste or worth it, the shuttle was an iconic flying machine that
symbolized america's inspiration and ingenuity. >> in advance of friday's final shuttle launch, cnn presents beyond atlantis sunday night. cnn is your place to watch the final shuttle launch set for next friday morning. coverage begins at 10:00 eastern time. 18 minutes past the hour. borrowing from the 401 k. an increasing number of people are doing it. is it a good idea for you? we are checking the pros and cons next. i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving.
whole foods say it is up 34%. our financial analyst clyde anderson is here. we hear all the time, do not do it. times are changing. is that still the recommendation? >> a lot of people need it. a lot of the middle class has been impacted by the recession. a lot are taking it out to buy homes. >> a sign of the times. are you telling me people are doing it and this is the case you have to do what you have to do? would you recommend do everything else before you dip into the 401 k? >> you are borrowing at low interest rates. if you have to borrow funds, this is the place you want to borrow from. there are ups and downs, but you have to borrow. >> what are the consequences from borrowing from the 401 k?
>> if you do lose your job or quit that job when you take the loan, it becomes an early withdrawal. they will hit you harder if you do that. that is one of the downsides. also recouping to prepare for retirement. >> is there a time where it is better than another? i guess i'm talking about age. is it better to do it when you are younger? >> if you are looking at the time and value of money, younger is better. people are in situations where they need the funds and they have to pool from it. it is your money. if you get into a situation where you are trying to save your home or you lost your job or your spouse lost their job. it is a good source to pull from. >> everybody says put into the 401(k). don't touch it. it sounds like you are talking to me that it is okay to pay it back. it is a loan. >> it is your investment.
an investment is there to cover you when you need it. you want to build on an investment. you put this away as a nest egg. life happens. if you are prepared by putting money away, look at that as an option. >> how much longer? have we been seeing this for years? >> we have been seeing this for years. we talked about 401(k). it is your money. that is how i look at it. we are seeing this friend. a lot of people are hurting. the housing market. there are a lot of good options. some people are pulling that 401(k) out to buy homes. you can use it without penalty to purchase a home. >> all right. the last thing here, as soon as you pull money out, you are about to be hit. >> if you are doing an early withdrawal. you get a penalty of 10%. you can pull up to $50,000 from the 401(k).
that is an option. you are just having hard times, you will get 10% and you will be taxed on that money. if you lose your job, you will receive that tax. it no longer becomes a loan. it is an early withdrawal. >> clyde anderson, good information this morning about 401(k). thank you. 25 minutes past the hour now. the sprout recall in several states. there is a potential for a salmonella outbreak. those details next. l us legal l and while that leaves a little room for balls and tees, it doesn't leave room for much else. there's no room left for deadlines or conference calls. not a single pocket to hold the stress of the day, or the to-do list of tomorrow. only 14 clubs pick up the right one and drive it right down the middle of pure michigan. your trip begins at michigan.org.
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look at the stories making headlines this morning. libya's leader vows to quote, move the battle to europe, unquote. his message was broadcast to supporters in tripoli's green square on state television. >> translator: people of libya might exceed your houses and families. all are fair military targets. the same way you turned our houses and children and offices, you turned them into military targets. we will treat you the same. eye for an eye. ear for a ear. a drop for a drop. a family for a family. a house for a house. a headquarter for a headquarter. if we decide we are able to move to europe like locust and bees. >> in response to the broadcast, u.s. secretary of state hillary
clinton says he should put the interests of his people first and resign. a ban on affirmative action has been overturned in georgia. voters approved an amendment that banned affirmative action. the federal appeals court struck it down. the court said the voter approved law saying race and gender cannot be considered and is unconstitutional. 21 reported salmonella cases in five states prompts an idaho produce company to recall sprouts. it is from evergreen fresh sprouts. the expiration dates from between june 22nd and july 13th. three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been